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but·ter·fly

(bŭt'er-flī),
1. Any structure or apparatus shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis. Synonym(s): butterfly eruption, butterfly patch, butterfly rash

butterfly

(bŭt′ər-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, having four broad, usually colorful wings, and generally distinguished from the moths by having a slender body and knobbed antennae and being active during the day.
tr.v. butter·flied, butter·flying, butter·flies
To cut and spread open and flat, as shrimp.

but·ter·fly

(bŭt'ĕr-flī)
1. Any structure or apparatus resembling in shape a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis.

butterfly

a diurnal insect of the order LEPIDOPTERA, which possesses clubbed antennae.
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But just as interesting was the return to his home town of Liverpool-born tenor Paul Charles Clarke singing the Pinkerton role opposite his wife Nuccia Focile, who was making her debut in the Butterfly part.
400-meter freestyle relay: On the same night of his 200 butterfly triumph, Spitz anchored the U.
400-meter medley relay: Spitz swam the butterfly leg on the team that included Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce and Jerry Heidenreich and set a world record of 3:45.
The Madama Butterfly staged by the late Anthony Minghella (whose movies include The English Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley) won the prestigious Olivier Award when it premiered at English National Opera.
At his return, Pinkerton discovers that Butterfly has given birth to his son, and asks permission to bring the boy back to America.
Photo: (1--Color only in AV edition) Susanna Zonis, one of two performers alternating in the title role of ``Madama Butterfly,'' performs during the opera's dress rehearsal.